Update: Holbrook is now open for traffic.
By Charles Sercombe
By the time you read this, Holbrook should be re-opened for traffic.
For the past several months, Holbrook from Jos. Campau to Gallagher has been under construction.
New water and sewer lines were replaced and concrete was poured to make it a new road.
For the past couple of months no traffic has been allowed on that portion. Work on the road was suspended for about a month when construction workers attached to this project and the I-696 project went on strike.
That strike meant scaling back the Holbrook project scheduled for last summer.
Instead of completely repaving Holbrook from Jos. Campau to Conant, work had to halt at Gallagher.
There was barely enough time to complete it before cold weather prevented further work.
Hamtramck’s Director of Public Works, Rodney Johnson, said earlier this week that all that remained to do is seal the joints of each concrete section and also stripe the traffic lanes.
The street was expected to open by this Friday or Saturday.
The project costs $1 million, of which the federal government is paying 80 percent. The city is kicking in the remaining 20 percent out of its yearly street repair fund.
Dec. 14, 2018